YouCan aims to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of care experienced young people by empowering them to lead more active, healthier lives and develop new life skills. 

YouCan will enable the least physically active care experienced young people aged 14-26, to become and stay active.

This includes those who are:

  • Kinship care
  • Foster care
  • Residential care
  • Secure care
  • Looked after at home or under a supervision order 
  • Care leavers

An Active Communities physical activity instructor will work with young people referred to the project to identify a 12-week programme of physical activity that suits their needs.

To apply or referr  an individual to You Can please click the button below to access the application form.

For more information about YouCan please contact our Active Communities team on 0131 458 2260 or email